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another tough day for the redskins offense leads to their fourth loss in a row. the 49ers come into fedex field and beat washington 19-11. the skins are now 3-5 for the season. we'll have much more on the game coming up throughout the morning. let's take a live look outside on this monday, november 7th. we are taking a live look at the u.s. capitol dome. it is a chilly start to your monday as well. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. welcome to fox 5 morning news. let's say good morning to tucker barnes. it was a nice weekend.
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that's for sure. >> yes, it was a gorgeous weekend. it will be a cold start on this monday. definitely jacket weather here. a little bit of rain shower activity well out to the west out towards chicago so we'll be dry today and if i were to throw clouds on top of this radar, you would see we have very quiet conditions out there. so it should be a mostly sunny day today. might be fog in a spot or two. that will be about it for today. temperatures, 44 at reagan national. lots of 30s, even some freezing temperatures on our map this morning. i'll show you that in just a second. 93% humidity. should be a beautiful day today and a little warmer than yesterday. today, we're thinking mid-60s with just a few clouds around so nice-looking day. more details on the forecast. back to you. now to today's top story, shock and mourning at frostburg
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state university. police say 19-year-old courtney mccoy of baltimore died after being stabbed as she tried to break up a fight. this is the second deadly stabbing at a local college this year. another student was killed at bowie state back in september. more fallout from the sexual abuse scandal rocking penn state. two top university officials charged with covering up allegations related to former defensive coordinator jerry sandusky have stepped down. he is charged with sexually abusing eight young boys he met through his charity foundation over 15 years. all three men claim to be innocent. the prime minister of greece is stepping down to make way for a new interim government. he agreed to resign but only if the new government sticks with the latest deal with the european union on getting another bailout installment.
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he is meeting again with the opposition leader this morning to decide who will lead the new government. now, to oklahoma where they are expecting more aftershocks from the biggest earthquake in that state's history. the fault line nearby is becoming a concern after an uptick in activity going from 50 quake a year to more than a thousand. >> the house literally shook and shuddered. we could see dust flying from the walls. >> reporter: when plates beneath the earth slip or decide to move, it can be deadly n the midwest, it was just a rude awakening. >> i felt like big people were like shaking my bed and i was like oh, my gosh, what's going on. >> it shook us and woke us up. police called and said there is some damage down at the boomerang. this is kind of the hometown diner so nobody wanted the boomerang to get hit. >> this is part of the biggest
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earthquake in oklahoma history. you are looking at some of the damage here. the 5.6 epicenter just north of here. >> it sounds like a seem eye is driving by. >> reporter: seismic activity putting a large blemish in the side of this diner. >> it's got a pretty good crack that goes all the way up. >> it appears we are in a period of hayektivity. >> reporter: the u.s. geological survey says the new madrid fault line is at significant risk for damaging earthquakes. oklahoma is a part of it. the fault line has been a major concern for the midwest. at least three strong earthquakes in 1811 and 1812 shook the eastern u.s. along this fault line with the strongest damage from memphis to boston. for now, seismologists from oklahoma university are surveying the epicenter and planting this meeter to measure new aftershocks. >> so we know more about the potential for future earthquakes. back here on the east coast
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now, more than a week after that freak october snowstorm, more than 60,000 homes are still without power in connecticut this morning. the state's biggest electric company says it missed its goal of getting 99% of customers back on by midnight last night. it is hoping to have everything restored by wednesday now. plenty ahead, your weather, traffic and all of your top stories. fox 5 morning news starts now. it is 4:30 on this monday, taking a live look at the washington monument this morning. if you are a going to step outside, it will feel pretty chilly out there. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. welcome to fox 5 morning news. tucker, it said 39 in my car this morning. >> i think it is probably accurate. >> really? >> it's cold. >> i always know it is getting really cold because the little snowflake comes on next to it
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like getting close to freezing. >> not quite there yet. we've been there and coming back. the weekend turned out fine. we had a lot of sunshine both days but a little on the cool side. today, we should be in the mid- 60s. 44 at reagan national. 33 at dulles. 39 in sarah's car. 37 in baltimore. you get the idea here. temperature definitely on the cool side. you can see the counties here but you can't see any clouds because there aren't any. other than a little fog here or there, we should be just fine today. we are in the upper 50s yesterday. we should top out in the low to mid-60s today. afternoon highs about 64 in washington. 64 in waldorf. 63 in baltimore and 61 in martinsburg. nice-looking day. even warmer tomorrow. nice little trend here. >> it will be nice.
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let's check in with julie wright to see the latest on traffic. i've got to imagine it was nice and toasty in your car because you wouldn't let it get that cold in there. >> no snowflakes allowed on the inside of my car. seat warms -- warmers on full forecast this morning. outside of the beltway working your way past 704, you will find it blocked eastbound out towards bowie. this is where the accident activity involving a tractor- trailer has occurred. police fire and rescue units are still responding to the scene. eastbound 50 after 70 4-rbgs the eastbound lanes are closed. westbound head back into the capital beltway, you will find your lanes are open. -- eastbound 50 after 704, the eastbound lanes are closed.
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that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. a brutal murder after frostburg city university. the university is in mourning after a 19-year-old student was stabbed and killed over the weekend. let's get the latest from fox 5's stacy cohan live in the newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: this morning, the students are saddened and this is the second time in as many years that they have been rocked by violence. it was in 2010 when brandon carroll was shot to death at an off-campus party and now a 19- year-old student is dead after another fight off campus. students are reacting with sadness and the school president says the tax is not an accident. >> this was not a random act and we still consider this to be a safe community. >> violence happens a lot but you don't expect it to be so close to you. >> it's just scary especially when you know the person, it's scary. >> reporter: police say 19-year- old court me mccoy died after
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trying to bake up a fight just before 2:00 a.m. sunday. mccoy was found lying on the ground in front. house just across from the western maryland campus. police believe a senior at frostburg pulled out a knife and stabbed mccoy in the head. she is being held without bond. she is 23 years old and is from waldorf in charles county. back to you. >> thank you. new details after a former penn state coach was taken into custody. two other penn state officials have agreed to step down for allegedly covering up the claim. some of the people who have worked with jerry sandusky say there is no way the allegations are true. >> there is nothing that i've ever seen that would lead me to believe that he would do anything of this nature. >> my dealings with jerry has
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been nothing but professional. he is a great guy. anybody that knows jerry will say the same thing. >> case involves eight boys. it is not clear how many of them were part of a charity organization sandusky created to work with at-risk youth. an alert this morning for residents in spotsylvania, virginia after four separate attempted abductions in the past month. the latest happened saturday night. an 8-year-old says she was approached by a stranger in a van. but when the man tried to get the girl to come to the van, she ran inside her home instead. her father said she did just what she was taught to do. >> if you have notiesed that i don't speak to them, your mother doesn't know them or your brothers and sisters don't know them, you don't have to go up and talk to them. >> they have alerted neighbors through a reverse 911 and an e- mail alert system. the parents twofer young boys killed in a tragic
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accident along route 50 are now speaking out. they were killed friday when their mother's car was rear ended and burst into flames. their mother and father are now thanking the community for their support. here is a portion of that statement. they say: ey say: all the evidence in the case was given to the state's attorney's office and they will decide on possible charges in that case. turning now to the global economy, greece is getting a political makeover this morning. the embattled prime minister agreed for step down and make way for approval of the european debt deal last night. this morning, he is meeting with the head of the opposition party to discuss formation temporary government that will lead to early elections next
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year. the skins hasn't tasteed a victory in over a month heading into yesterday's game against the 49ers. rookery unioning back roy halu made his first nfl start. he set a team record with 14 catches but fumbled the ball on one of them. the skips lose this one 19-11. just a matter of days after retiring a legendary commentator has passed way. we'll have more on the loss of andy rooney coming up after the break. occupy d.c. protesters not accepting the police version about a car hitting some of the activists. more on that story when we return.  [ femamale announcer ] having grands! biscuits in the morning
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on television. you don't get any luckier in life than that. >> he is remembered as a man who helped put the humor in journalism. former 06 minutes commentator andy rooney passed away friday night at the age of 92 after complications from surgery. he retired from the show last month after approximate 3 years on the job there. last night, 60 minutes reran his good-bye interview that aired october 2nd. it was filled with clips from rooney's essays over the years. people who support bradley manning are going before a judge in manassas, virginia this morning. they protested against the solitary confinement of bradley manning. the four were arrested in march base in quantico. they say they are outraged at the abusive conditions manning has been subjected to in the last eight months. occupy d.c. protesters say they will release video and police reports that will prove a driver intentionally hit four
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protestors in two separate incidents friday night. d.c. police contend three people were hurt when protesters formed a ring around the d.c. convention center and they have no knowledge of a second incident involving the same driver. officers decided not to charge the driver on the accounts of two noninvolved witness whose said the driver hay green light. >> i don't think that gives the driver the right to strike anybody but, if somebody drunk dives in front. the car, that does weigh a lot on how the accident occurred. >> imanticipate not going to pretend to know what color the light was at that moment in time but a green light i don't think gives anybody the right to just mow down a group of people would are standing there peacefully. >> occupy protesters are holding a news conference at the d.c. convention center at 12:30 this afternoon. all that time you spend tweeting or that you're on facebook might help you land your next job. company are hiring more and more people who specialize in social media. we'll have the details coming
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up after the break. let's check in with tucker. cold start to the day. it should be a beautiful day. we are expecting bright sunshine and warmer temperatures than yesterday. i will have all the details on the forecast and julie wright has a look at your traffic coming up after the break. ♪ okay, so who ordered the cereal that can help lower cholesterol and who ordered the yummy cereal? yummy. that's yours. lower cholesterol. lower cholesterol. i'm yummy. lower cholesterol. i got that wrong didn't i? [ male announcer ] want great taste? honey nut cheerios. want whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol? honey nut cheerios. it's a win win. good? [ crunching, sipping ] be happy. be healthy. can i try yours?
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remain on the job in connecticut as steps ever thousands are there are still without power for an eighth day now. the company announced last night that it would miss a deadline to have 99% of customers restored by midnight. they now say it may not be until wednesday when everyone has power back. meanwhile, damage repair is the order of the day in parts of oklahoma after that state's strongest earthquake. the 5.6 tremor hit saturday night. a tower at st. gregory's university suffered significant damage. parts of a local highway also buckled from that quake. no one was hurt though. you know it is powerful when the highway starts to buckle, i guess or they're just not used to that. >> of course, we weren't used to it either. 5.6. ours was a 5.8. necessity got -- they got
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nothingous. nothing. >> that is one thing i would rather not experience again -- they got knowledge on us. nothing. >> we'll have bright sunshine for the next couple of days. i guess we can call this indian summer. we've had our first real freezing temperatures. >> the moon, did you see it on the way? >> didn't get a chance to look but i did look another night. i'll take a look. 59 at reagan national. 58 at dulles. 59 at bwi marshall. parts of the area might hit 64, 65, maybe five degrees warmer than yesterday watch the -- with a little bit of a breeze out of south. lots of 30s, even is to on the map this morning off to the north and west.
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gaithersburg, good morning. you are 36 degrees. 28 in frederick. 31 in martinsburg. 32 at dulles. 32 in manassas. you get the idea. 37 in leonardtown. satellite-radar, not a lot to show you. we have high pressure right here anchored across the mid- atlantic and across the carolinas that. will help steer this cold front at least temporarily kind of off to the north and west. eventually, the front will get in here and bring us some cooler temperatures t won't be until thursday and friday until we start to realize though. so next couple of days, absolute lie beautiful. mild afternoons, if not warm here. and cool nights with overnight lows back into the 30s and low 40s. sunshine, beautiful afternoon. 64, wind, nice and calm. a little morning fog. that is real lit worst of this forecast. clear tonight, cool, light wind. 44 your overnight low. 30s tomorrow morning when you are up and out the door with cool -- it should say calm
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winds. we will cloud up on wednesday. showers likely thursday and there you go, cooler weather by friday, highs in the low 50s. let's do some on-time traffic and julie wright has got your latest. good morning. >> already busy this morning out on the roads. we have some things happening if you are traveling the outer loop of the beltway. lanes are open leaving new hampshire avenue headed around towards georgia avenue. no problems to report along this stretch. for those on 50, an accident involving a tractor-trailer closed eastbound 50 just past 704. so you can go no further east than 704 at this time. now on the outer loop headed over towards college park, accident activity reported near route 1. cooking out of glen belt into college park, heads up. fire and rescue headed in that direction. that's a check of your fox 5
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on-time traffic. this morning, we are getting some insight into cuts that may come to the military. defense secretary leon panetta tells the "new york times" he is looking at cuts in areas that were previously off the table. now, that includes raising fees for health benefits for current members and retirees. right now, military members pay only $460 a year for health insurance. panetta has to cut more than $4 other billion from the defense budget over the next decade. he says meeting the target might require more base closings and buying fewer weapons. all sorts of spending cuts are being considered by the congressional supercommittee but are they going far enough. the topic was part of the discussion on the sunday morning talk shows. so too was the herman cain controversy. some of the fellow republican candidates weighed in on how the talk of scandal is weighing down the campaign. melanie alnwick takes a closer look. >> end of story. >> don't eastbound go there. >> reporter: herman cain says he is done talking about allegations of sexual
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harassment but the sunday talk shows were just getting started. >> he is not out of this yet. he can't basically say i'm not going to answer any more questions on this. >> among the questions are does he remember the second woman who we reported on. he says he has no memory of her whatsoever. so long as we don't see more damaging facts come out, this is not the issue that is going to decide the election. >> reporter: fellow gop candidates weighed in. >> i think the media has blown that way out of proportion. >> reporter: and meet the press. >> ledge its mat questions have been raised and that information has to come forward. >> reporter: both hope to soon get back to more substantial issues. >> it is where the money is spent that is so important. we put into productive use. when government spends this money, it is nonproductive. it goes into regulation and subsidizing corporations that don't deserve to be subsidized. it goes to bailing out people. >> the united states and china are on the world stage and whether that is in the economic realm or the security realm, we have to figure out how to make
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that relationship work and it would be nice to have a president in office who actually had a head start and actually knew them intimately well in terms of the economics and the security issues involved. >> reporter: meanwhile, a group of 100 congressmen are asking the supercommittee to cut $4 trillion from the u.s. budget. >> why isn't $1.2 trillion enough. >> it will be a difficult vote for every member of congress because there will be par of it they don't like. film agoing to make a difficult vote i am willing to make, want it to mean something. >> we would like to have closer to the $5 and $6 trillion mark and put everything on the table. >> reporter: even in that means cutting benefits and raising revenues. melanie alnwick, fox 5 news. is reporting a rise in social media experts.
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casey steigel has a closer look. >> reporter: here at, fife employees are spending their day on twitter and facebook helping potential buyers pick out the right vehicle. >> people want that personal touch around making that last final decision. >> reporter: ed >> reporter: edmonds is just one air number of companies now embracing the marketing potential of social media. >> i think within a couple of years, you will see every organization embracing social media in a much more powerful way. >> reporter: makes sense considering the number of people would use social networking sites is in the hundreds of millions. they are such an important tool that companies like edmonds are hiring droves of these social media experts. one recruiting firm says employers are looking for more than computer skills to fill these positions. >> it is really about personality that enjoys that interaction and is excited and energized about it and at the end of the day, you are an evangelist for that company. >> reporter: that is exactly
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what the team at edmonds is tasked to do. >> what we are triking to do is figure out ways -- trying to do is figure out ways to use those networks to outreach to people who are shopping for cars and try to make it more of a one on one whenever possible. >> reporter: reports the number of these social media jobs has increased about 75% this year and according to the web site, simply, the average starting salary, $55,000 annually. in los angeles, casey steigel, fox news. coming up, the latest on the nba labor dispute next on fox 5 morning news. plus, too little too late. a last-minute touchdown from the skins could not do much to help them out. we'll have reaction from coach shanahan and the players on the other side of the break. [ female announcer ] having grands! biscuits in the morning
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now to some sunday night drama on the grid iron. the baltimore ravens down. then with 15 seconds on the clock, touchdown. tucker barnes is excited. ravens beat the steelers 23-20. now, to the skins, you know, they looked to end their three- game losing streak against the 49ers at fedex field. quarterback john beck also seeking his first win as an nfl starter. late in the second quarter, the redskins trail 6-0. beck to rookie roy helu. helu fumbles the ball, one of three redskins turnovers. that would lead to san francisco's only touchdown on the day late in the day. a touchdown pass for beck. a two-point con -- conversion for the skins.
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they lose their fourth freight, 19-11. >> there will be inconsistencies when you move a lot of people around to different positions. you can see that inconsistency today. but these guys are gaining valuable experience. not only the quarterback but the wide receivers, the running back. eventually, it will pay dividends when some of the young guys get playing time. >> i want to think about today. what happened, what took place, how can i improve because i do have to get better t starts with me. i touch the ball more than anybody on the football field so how can i get better? i'll work as hard as i can to get better. >> we look at it really as what can we do individually to help us win ball games. at no point in time will we start pointing fingers. we know we need to play better as individual players. >> you don't want to have a culture of losing.
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it is hard week after week when you prepare and not come out and perform. >> you can point fingers. why? we didn't win. with all the injuries, second team got to step up. whoever is the backup, it doesn't matter. you got to be prepared to play and be prepared to win. >> john beck's numbers were pretty good. 30 of 47 for 254 yards. one td, one pick, but at times he looked pretty shaky and through several questionable balls. he is now 0-3 as the skins starter. will he keep his starting job? coming up in the next hour, dave ross is here for some monday morning quarterback. now to basketball, nba commissioner david stern has made an offer that currently appears to have no chance of getting the league closer tie labor settlement. stern has given the union until wednesday to accept a deal that offers players up to 51% of basketball-related income that. number will drop to 47% if players don't accept current offer by the league-
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imposed deadline. >> we made the proposal because we hope it will be accepted by wednesday. i'm not going to make percentage guesses or anything like that. we would like to -- we want our players to play. we'd like to have a season and these are the terms upon which we're prepared to gear up and get in as many games as possible. >> with the system issues we have left open that we felt like were significant that we must have in order to get a deal done, they did not go very far at all in trying to close that gap. >> all right. we still have plenty ahead. your weather, traffic and all of your top stories. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >> we'll take a


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